Power down on vista start up
My system powers down just as windows vista tries to start. Motherboard is a GBT-M61VMES2. New power supply, new video and sound cards. Hard drive seems fine. Same results when I boot from my vista cd. Always powers down at the same point. Worked fine with the previously mentioned hardware for several months.
edarthur said:My system powers down just as windows vista tries to start. Motherboard is a GBT-M61VMES2. New power supply, new video and sound cards. Hard drive seems fine. Same results when I boot from my vista cd. Always powers down at the same point. Worked fine with the previously mentioned hardware for several months.
We could use a system configuration and maybe we can get a better picture of what's going on. You have a new video card? Which kind is it? It might require more power than your new psu can provide. bios and startup don't use many graphics but windows vista does especially with aero involved. You also got a new psu? Again, what brand and wattage is it? Have you tried disconnecting the video card and using the on board video? there is a small selection of video cards that will work on that board so make sure your new card is on the approved list. And I'm not sure what this means but it's on Gigabytes listing for you board
1. 1 PCI Express x 16 slot (Note 2)
2. 1 PCI Express x 1 slot
3. 2 PCI slots
(Note 2) The GA-M61VME-S2 supports up to PCI Express x1 mode. (please refer to the VGA cards support list)
So I'm not sure exactly what that's trying to tell us. Does it mean that you can only use a 1x video card? However, the items below are all supported under the Windows XP operating system. When using an add-on graphics card, please first delete the onboard graphics driver before installing the driver for the add-on graphics card.) I'm sure this is a MUST!
Here is their list of supported graphic cards >
PCI Express x16 Cards
Graphics Chip Maker Model Name
Leadtek WinFast PX6600GT TDH
ELSA GLADIAC 760GT
ELSA GLADIAC 790GT
MSI RX600 XT-TD128
And I know it's basic but make sure you have BOTH the 24 pin and the other 4 pin power connectors plugged in. The 4 pin usually helps supply power to the PCIe lanes so it's important.
Once you've done all this homework let us know If I missed something or you have any other questions about it.